A range of exquisite Thai fabrics from across the country will take centre stage during “The Elegant Thai Textile” which is running at Charoen Nakhon Hall and Ratsada Hall of Iconsiam, Charoen Nakhon Road, from today until Aug 16.
Held to mark the 88th birthday of HM Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother and to express our gratitude for her gracious patronage of Thai textiles and handicrafts, the fair features silk, prae wa silk, cotton, hilltribe fabric, Thai embroidered fabric with long and short stitches and ready-to-wear, as well as ceramics, yan lipao basketry, and bamboo basketry with khit patterns from the Support Foundation.
There is an exhibition displaying several masterpieces including a haute couture collection of evening gowns made from Thai silk by Somchai Kaewthong, a national artist and owner of Kai Boutique; an elegant evening gown made from hand-woven Thai fabric from Khwanta handicraft that was in the finale at London Fashion Week 2020 by House of iKons; and a special collection of Thai fabric costumes by Nakorn Samphantharak, a leading designer and owner of Nagara brand.
For the first time in Thailand, the exclusive Thai silk collection by world-renowned Italian designer Antonia Sautter will be presented in a virtual exhibition at the event.
Also available for sale are a comprehensive range of Thai fabrics and handicrafts from the Thailand Textile Institute, Iconcraft, Naraya, YaccoMaricard and Pasaya, while many stores at SookSiam zone have special prices on local products from the four regions.
Four famous designers — Ek Thongprasert, Danai Oon-Anant, Pavee Bunyavej and Somchai — will also be present to showcase design and sewing services.
On Aug 12, visitors are invited to join a candle-lighting ceremony to wish Queen Sirikit a happy birthday. It will take place at the River Bank of Iconsiam at 7pm.